Adeoba, ‘Gbenga: Exodus

Adeoba, ‘Gbenga: Exodus

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Exodus by ‘Gbenga Adeoba. Foreword by Kwame Dawes. University of Nebraska Press (paperback, 03/01/2020)

Publication Date: March 1, 2020

Publisher Marketing: Winner of the Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poetry, 'Gbenga Adeoba's collection Exodus focuses on forms of migration due to the slave trade, war, natural disasters, and economic opportunities.

Using the sea as a source of language and metaphor, Adeoba explores themes of memory, transition, and the intersections between the historic and the imagined. With great tenderness and power his poetry of empathy searches for meaning in sharply constructed images, creating scenes of making and unmaking while he investigates experiences of exile and displacement across time and place.